BEA Systems, Inc. announced the acquisition of ConnecTerra, a privately held pioneer in RFID middleware technology based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The acquisition is designed to immediately extend the range of the BEA infrastructure portfolio to easily integrate radio frequency identification (RFID) and other device data as "liquid assets" available across a company's business units, applications and processes. The acquisition can help customers address the growing amount of RFID data captured across supply chains.

Founded in 2001, ConnecTerra is a pioneering provider of RFID infrastructure software. More than 25 consumer packaged goods, retail and transportation companies and system integrators rely on innovative ConnecTerra technology for generating new levels of business intelligence. ConnecTerra also plays a leadership role in the groups that are shaping RFID standards, including EPCglobal where ConnecTerra has been a member since 2002, holding leadership roles on the architecture and security committees and contributing to an upcoming "application level events" standard.

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